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COVID: right to work checks

On 30 March 2020, the Home Office announced temporary changes to right to work checks, which make them easier to undertake during the coronavirus outbreak.

The temporary changes, acceptable until 30 September 2022, allow checks to be undertaken over a video call with a scanned copy of the documentation.

Conducting a COVID (adjusted) right to work check:

  1. Obtain a scanned copy or a photo of the original documents;
  2. Arrange a video call;
  3. Retain and record check.

Acceptable documents and immigration restrictions still apply

Step 1 - Obtain

  • Request a photo of scan or acceptable documents from List A or List B.
  • An expired passport of a UK national or Irish national is acceptable.


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